The mistake had happened almost as soon as he made the decision to move forward. A reaction timed wrongly, and if it had not been noticed, he might have been able to correct it. Unfortunately, he was no longer as young as he was once was and others now seemed to be quicker and better able to do the job. They pounced on the mistake faster than a lioness. He was dead before he hit the ground.
“Let me just try this again,” he said sheepishly.
“It’s really nothing,” she said.
“Just give me a minute.”
“No need. We’ll take it from here,” she finalized.